Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 11 December 2016 at 17:26 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.7 quake Solomon Islands 8 December 17:38 UTC, which had occurred 3 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 11 December 2016 at 17:26 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

11 Dec 17:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Dec 11 18:20: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4.
Date & time: 11 Dec 2016 05:26:10 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.9°S / 161.52°E (Solomon Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km (41 mi) SW of Kirakira (Nakumwe) (pop: 1,120)
237 km (147 mi) SE of Vara
238 km (148 mi) SE of Malango (pop: 10,500)
250 km (155 mi) SE of Tulagi (Florida Islands) (pop: 1,750)
254 km (158 mi) SSE of Auki (pop: 6,810)
372 km (231 mi) SE of Buala (pop: 2,700)
468 km (291 mi) W of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553)
600 km (373 mi) ESE of Gizo (New Georgia Group) (pop: 6,150)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.410 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
M 5.477 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake Solomon Islands 11 December 17:26 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 23 Jan 2017 12:03 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Jan 2017 18:43 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Dec 2016 10:46 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Solomon Islands on Sunday, 11 December 2016 at 17:26 (GMT)
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